"We can not envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel", said the first official.
Muslim-majority Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday called U.S. President Donald Trump an "international bully" and a "villain" for his move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "We can not envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel".
The U.S. and Turkey now have one more point of disagreement following the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as a capital of the Jewish state.
On Friday Pence departs Israel for Germany, where he will visit U.S. troops on his way back to Washington.
Turkey is starting initiatives at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move which has faced strong opposition from the worldwide community, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday.
Senior administration officials said Friday they hoped Pence's visit would help serve as a reminder to the region that the U.S. remains committed to the peace process, even as Palestinian officials have now rejected a future United States role in the peace process in the wake of the Jerusalem announcement.
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Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see who will be the first to come up with a foldable device - Microsoft or Samsung. Previously, Windows Central also reported that Microsoft is developing a dedicated notebook app for the rumored device.
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Mantashe addressed the media after an urgent special national executive committee (NEC) meeting took place at 8am on Saturday. The affected branches were in the Madibeng, 24 branches, Rustenburg seven branches and eight branches in Moses Kotane.
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It's very hard for me to tell you because I will analyse every case separately, but overall my wish and desire is everybody stays. However, they will have to do it without injured midfielder Aaron Ramsey, and also most likely Shkodran Mustafi and Theo Walcott.
Senior administration officials said efforts to push the process forward will be rekindled as soon as next week, in the hope that anger at Trump's move will subside.
"I'm not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villages in his native Turkey", Netanyahu said last Sunday during an official trip to Paris.
On December 6, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a televised speech from the White House.
He is now scheduled to depart Washington on Tuesday, arriving in Cairo on Wednesday for a meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The Trump administration, which has remained tight-lipped about its vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, signaled Friday that the Western Wall should be part of Israel under any peace deal. "We will be ready when the Palestinians are ready to reengage".